Which Ecommerce CMS?
With 100’s of ecommerce CMS systems on the market it can be a diffcult job choosing the right one for your company.
– Where do you plan to be in the next 12 months?
– How many products will you have on your site?
– How much traffic are you expecting?
– Does your site need to be integrated with POS?
– Do you want to link to any marketplaces?
– Is dropshipping important?
We are highly experienced with many CMS systems but, normally, one of the big 4 will usually meet a customer’s rquirements:
– WordPress Woocommerce (for smaller shops)
– Shopify (super easy to set up)
– Opencart (very flexible)
– Magento (powerful, the beast!)
The best 4 Ecommerce website systems
These 4 Ecommerce CMS systems are usually at the top of independent reviews and rankings.
We are experts in each one and can advise you on which will best suit your circumstances. For new start ups and small shops then Woocommers is a good choice and at the other end of the spectrum Magento is suited to large online shops and significant volumes.
WooCommerce is the most popular e-commerce platform in the world becasue it sits on the WordPress platform. It is a perfect solution for those who want to build their own web store from the ground up or start selling products using their existing WordPress blog or website. It is very easy to set up and use and comes with a wide range of plugins. It is very cheap to run.
Shopify is a relatively new and very popular maniny becasue it is easy to set up. If you are looking to build a complex, still easy-to-use online web store to sell goods, Shopify is what you need. It is a ‘pure’ eCommerce builder. The CMS is not open source so you can’t host the website yourself and the transaction fee of Shopify is quite high as compared to other platforms.
OpenCart is a powerful e-commerce solution that lets users launch their online store, add/manage products, lets customers use a shopping cart with ease. It is is good for small / medium-sized businesses that need a more powerful set of ftools than Woocommerce. It has a large number of plugins available and can be easily customised. It is relatively inexpensive to run.
Magento is a very powerful ecommerce system and has a flexible shopping card system, control on personalization, content, and much more. It is known as the most flexible eCommerce platform as it offers nearly unlimited possibilities for tech-savvy store owners. It is a large-scale enterprise SAS based system with many themes and plugins. But is is expensive to run.